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Rudolf Virchow

Rudolf Ludwig Carl Virchow was a German physician, anthropologist, pathologist, prehistorian, biologist, writer, editor, and politician. He is known as "the father of modern pathology" and as the founder of social medicine, and to his colleagues, the "Pope of medicine". He received the Copley Medal of the Royal Society in 1892. He was a foreign member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences and was elected to the Prussian Academy of Sciences, but he declined to be... Read More

Born13 October 1821
Schivelbein, Pomerania, Kingdom of Prussia, German Confederation
Died5 September 1902 (aged 80)
Berlin, Kingdom of Prussia, German Empire
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